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Ripe

Essays

Negesti Kaudo

April 18th

978-0-8142-5818-7

$19.95 T paperback

“A testament to the expansiveness of Black life.” —Hanif Abdurraqib

Disentangles intersections of race, class, pop culture, body image, and sexuality while confronting what it means to be a young Black woman in America.

Series: 21st Century Essays

Creative Nonfiction

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Finding Querencia

Essays from In-Between

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

April 15th

978-0-8142-5817-0

$19.95 T paperback

“Elegant and poignant, Finding Querencia animates the conversations about identity, belonging, and other embattled territories.” —Rigoberto González

Innovative and lyrical essays about the search for belonging while straddling white and Latinx identities.

Series: Machete

Creative Nonfiction

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Claim Tickets for Stolen People

Quintin Collins

February 7th

978-0-8142-5814-9

$14.95 T paperback

“[Collins] brings inner life into focus. Blackness is reclaimed, celebrated, embodied.…This is a marvelous book.” —Terrance Hayes

Exuberant and meditative poems that celebrate the resilience of Blackness in a colonized world and chronicle fatherhood, city life, the natural world, and the persistence of Black love.

Series: The Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize

Poetry

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Good Medicine, Hard Times

Memoir of a Combat Physician in Iraq

Edward P. Horvath, MD

June 30th

978-0-8142-5825-5

$23.95 T paperback

The moving memoir of one of the most senior-ranking combat physicians to have served on the battlefields of the  Iraq war.

History, Ohio

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Con Papá / With Papá

Written by Frederick Luis Aldama
Illustrated by Nicky Rodriguez

June 27th

978-0-8142-1521-0

$14.95 T hardcover

Palabras bilingües suaves e ilustraciones divertidas celebran a los padres, los niños y la identidad Latinx para niños de 3 a 8 años.

Gentle bilingual words and playful illustrations celebrate fathers, children, and Latinx identity for kids ages 3–8.

Series: Latinographix

Juvenile Fiction, Spanish Language

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The Sound of Memory

Themes from a Violinist’s Life

Rebecca Fischer

April 7th

978-0-8142-5822-4

$22.95 T paperback

“With … a narrative that beautifully coalesces around music as an act of human connection, Fischer shows us just how powerful the artist’s role can be in a world that cries out for our tending and our mending.” —Vijay Gupta

A concert violinist details the life of a performing artist in the twenty-first century, the complexities of musical inheritance, and the communal role of artistic expression.

Series: Machete

Creative Nonfiction

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Stigma Stories

Rhetoric, Lived Experience, and Chronic Illness

Molly Margaret Kessler

May 5th

978-0-8142-1491-6
$119.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5833-0
$29.95 S paperback

Reveals the ways stigma is rhetorically perpetuated and dismantled by examining the lived experiences of people with chronic gastrointestinal conditions.

Rhetoric & Communication, Disability Studies, Cultural Studies

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Untimely Women

Radically Recasting Feminist Rhetorical History

Jason Barrett-Fox

April 14th

978-0-8142-1487-9
$99.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5828-6
$34.95 S paperback

Recovers feminist rhetors not known for being feminist in their time to offer a more capacious approach to feminist historiography and our definition of feminist rhetoric.

Series: New Directions in Rhetoric and Materiality

Rhetoric & Communication, Gender & Sexuality Studies

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Everyday Dirty Work

Invisibility, Communication, and Immigrant Labor

Wilfredo Alvarez

March 31st

978-0-8142-1467-1
$139.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5826-2
$32.95 S paperback

Centers Latin American immigrant janitors’ lived experiences to analyze their workplace communication in the face of linguistic, cultural, and perceptual barriers.

Series: Global Latino/a Americas

Latinx & Latin American Studies, American Studies, Cultural Studies, Race & Ethnic Studies

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Love and Abolition

The Social Life of Black Queer Performance

Alison Rose Reed

February 11th

978-0-8142-1506-7
$129.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5819-4
$36.95 S paperback

Examines queer performance and affective response in the Black radical tradition to demonstrate how love animates the contemporary prison abolition movement.

Series: Black Performance and Cultural Criticism

Black Studies, Literary Studies, American Studies

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Monstrous Youth

Transgressing the Boundaries of Childhood in the United States

Sara Austin

May 12th

978-0-8142-1516-6
$134.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5834-7
$32.95 S paperback

Traces depictions of monstrosity in children’s media from the 1950s to the present to show its evolving role in shaping discourses of identity and difference in popular culture.

American Studies, Literary Studies, Film & Media, Gender & Sexuality Studies

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How Comics Travel

Publication, Translation, Radical Literacies

Katherine Kelp-Stebbins

March 18th

978-0-8142-1504-3
$139.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5823-1
$34.95 S paperback

Engages with comics as sites of struggle over representation by developing a new methodology of reading for difference in transnational contexts.

Series: Studies in Comics and Cartoons

Comics & Comics Studies, LIterary Theory

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Resurrection

Comics in Post-Soviet Russia

José Alaniz

February 22nd

978-0-8142-1510-4
$149.95 S hardcover

978-0-8142-5821-7
$37.95 S paperback

An exhaustive study of post–Soviet Russian comics since 1991, from the rebirth of the art form to its entry into mainstream culture.

Series: Studies in Comics and Cartoons

Comics & Comics Studies, Film & Media

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Experiencing Visual Storyworlds

Focalization in Comics

Silke Horstkotte and Nancy Pedri

April 21st

978-0-8142-1502-9

$99.95 S hardcover

Through close readings of comics from a range of genres, this book uses the narratological concept of focalization to demonstrate how comics draw readers into characters’ experiences.

Series: Theory and Interpretation of Narrative

Narrative Studies, Literary Theory, Comics & Comics Studies

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Narrative in the Anthropocene

Erin James

April 28th

978-0-8142-1507-4

$79.95 S hardcover

Argues that a richer understanding of the forms and functions of narrative in the Anthropocene provides us with invaluable insight into how stories shape our world.

Series: Theory and Interpretation of Narrative

Narrative Studies, Literary Theory, Literary Studies

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Narrating Trauma

Victorian Novels and Modern Stress Disorders

Gretchen Braun

May 19th

978-0-8142-1484-8

$69.95 S hardcover

Draws on current theories of trauma to examine the prehistory of those psychic and somatic responses to trauma now known as PTSD and their influence on Victorian fiction.

Victorian Studies, Literary Studies

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Twisted Words

Torture and Liberalism in Imperial Britain

Katherine Judith Anderson

April 7th

978-0-8142-1512-8

$69.95 S hardcover

Applies critical terrorism studies to fiction by Eliot, Trollope, and others to argue that Victorians ushered in our modern definition of torture as a tool of the state.

Victorian Studies, Literary Studies

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Continental England

Form, Translation, and Chaucer in the Hundred Years’ War

Elizaveta Strakhov

January 18th

978-0-8142-1497-8

$99.95 S hardcover

Employs Chaucer as a lens to argue that Anglo-French translation of formes fixes poetry helped rebuild cultural ties between England and Continental Europe during the Hundred Years’ War.

Series: Interventions: New Studies in Medieval Culture

Medieval Studies, Literary Studies

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Courtly and Queer

Deconstruction, Desire, and Medieval French Literature

Charlie Samuelson

March 24th

978-0-8142-1498-5

$99.95 S hardcover

Recasts queerness in medieval French romances by juxtaposing key genres for the first time, revealing how their literary sophistication overlaps with modern conceptions of queerness.

Series: Interventions: New Studies in Medieval Culture

Medieval Studies, Literary Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies

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	Virginia Woolf’s Mythic Method	book cover

Virginia Woolf’s Mythic Method

Amy C. Smith

March 1st

978-0-8142-1513-5

$99.95 S hardcover

Combines the extensive scholarly conversation about myth in Woolf’s fiction with more recent engagements with Woolf’s treatment of social and political issues.

Series: Classical Memories/Modern Identities

Classics, Literary Studies

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	Shadows of the Enlightenment	book cover

Shadows of the Enlightenment

Tragic Drama during Europe’s Age of Reason

Edited by Blair Hoxby

January 12th

978-0-8142-1500-5

$99.95 S hardcover

A broad exploration of the collision and coexistence of classical and modernizing forces within tragic drama during the Enlightenment.

Series: Classical Memories/Modern Identities

Classics, Literary Studies

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	Making Conversation in Modernist Fiction	book cover

Making Conversation in Modernist Fiction

Elizabeth Alsop

978-0-8142-5549-0
$29.95 S paperback

Available March 11th

Uncovers the diversified role dialogue played in early twentieth-century fiction.

Series: Theory and Interpretation of Narrative

Literary Studies, Narrative Studies

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Gothic Geoculture

Nineteenth-Century Representations of Cuba in the Transamerican Imaginary

Ivonne M. García

978-0-8142-5527-8
$29.95 S paperback

Available December 10th, 2021

Identifies the ways writers in Cuba and the US represented the island as “gothic” in the nineteenth century.

Series: Global Latin/o Americas

American Studies, Latinx & Latin American Studies, Literary Studies

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Constructing Nineteenth-Century Religion

Literary, Historical, and Religious Studies in Dialogue

Edited by Joshua King and Winter Jade Werner

978-0-8142-5529-2
$34.95 S paperback

Available April 2nd

Examines the ways in which religion was constructed as a category and region of experience in nineteenth-century literature and culture.

Series: Literature, Religion, and Postsecular Studies

Literary Studies, Victorian Studies

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Seeming Human

Artificial Intelligence and Victorian Realist Character

Megan Ward

978-0-8142-5487-5
$29.95 S paperback

Available January 31st

Finds a new theory of Victorian realist character in the emergence of artificial intelligence in the mid-twentieth century.

Victorian Studies, 19th Century Literary Studies

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Journals:

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Our journals program welcomes submissions to our award-winning journals, which are closely related to many of our books program’s major subject areas. Current content for each journal can be found on its Project MUSE landing page.

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Adoption and Culture

Emily Hipchen, Ed.

Adoption & Culture publishes essays on any aspect of adoption’s intersection with culture, including but not limited to scholarly examinations of adoption practice, law, art, literature, ethics, science, life experiences, film, or any other popular or academic representation of adoption. It is the journal of The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture .

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American Periodicals

Sarah Salter and Jean Roggenkamp, Eds.

American Periodicals, the journal of the Research Society for American Periodicals, is devoted exclusively to scholarship and criticism relating to American magazines and newspapers of all periods. It includes essays, notes, reviews, bibliographies, and histories on all aspects of American periodicals.

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Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society

Qiana Whitted, Ed.

Inks, the journal of the Comics Studies Society, features scholarly research on sequential art, graphic narrative, and cartooning. It brings together scholarly essays, archival materials, and insights from leading comics professionals. It invites essays on all periods of comic history, as well as considering both a US or an international comics focus.

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Narrative

James Phelan, Ed.

Narrative is the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Narrative. Its mission is to publish essays that contribute to both narrative theory and the interpretation of individual narratives. The journal is interested in narrative across disciplines and across media.

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North American Journal of Celtic Studies

Joseph Eska, Ed.

The North American Journal of Celtic Studies is the official journal of the Celtic Studies Association of North America. CSANA fosters research in all aspects of Celtic studies—including literature, language, history, law, folklore, art, and archeology. NAJCS provides a forum for publication across all disciplines and all time periods that bear upon Celtic studies.

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Victorians

Deborah Logan, Ed.

Victorians welcomes interdisciplinary approaches to Victorian literature and culture and continues to respond to developmental shifts in the discipline of Victorian studies.


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